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Tulane men try to bounce back Tuesday against American-leading Tulsa

Tulane's Jay Hook (24) works against the pressure of UAB's Rod Rucker during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Birmingham, Ala., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/, Mark Almond)

The Tulane men’s basketball team is on edge. A combination of missed opportunities and stunted momentum has Tulane in a sour mood as it completes its three-game homestand Tuesday at 6 p.m. against Tulsa in Devlin Fieldhouse. Just a week after jumping to its best conference record in seven years, Tulane’s season suddenly is teetering… Continue reading →

Courtney Williams, South Florida sweep by Green Wave women 64-45

TAMPA, Fla. — Courtney Williams scored 24 points and had 12 rebounds and eight assists, and South Florida coach Jose Fernandez earned his 250th career win Sunday as the Bulls beat Tulane 64-45 in women’s college basketball Sunday. Alisia Jenkins had 10 points and 10 rebounds for South Florida (16-4, 7-1 American Athletic Conference), and… Continue reading →

Green Wave women building confidence as they visit South Florida

After Tuesday’s 73-34 win against Tulsa, the Tulane women’s basketball team gained extra confidence. Tulane (15-3, 6-1 American) will play at South Florida (15-4, 6-1) at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Bulls defeated the Green Wave 53-40 on Jan. 4, which is the Green Wave’s sole American Athletic Conference loss. “I feel good coming off Tulsa. I think we’ve struggled… Continue reading →

Tulane men can’t complete the sweep, fall 57-55 to Memphis

History wouldn’t repeat itself Saturday. Three weeks after Tulane beat Memphis for the first time in 15 years, the Tigers wouldn’t allow the Green Wave to build a streak of its own, leaving New Orleans with a 57-55 victory in the Smoothie King Center. The loss was Tulane’s second consecutive defeat in conference play, after opening… Continue reading →

Tulane makes recruiting pitches for receiver, kicker, defensive back

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER McCLELLAND

Less than two weeks before National Signing Day, Tulane brought in two players at areas of need for official visits and a third the Green Wave would take despite being loaded at the position. McDonogh 35 wide receiver Darius Williams, Clermont (Fla.) East Ridge punter Zachary Block and John Curtis safety Hunter Dale were on campus… Continue reading →

Tulane eyes another big win over Memphis in a downtown showdown at the Smoothie King Center

Memphis' Shaq Goodwin, left, is fouled by Tulane's Tre Drye during first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Mark Weber)

Playing in the Smoothie King Center for the first time since 2011, the Tulane men’s basketball team has a chance to sweep Memphis for the first time in 32 years. It’s not hard to figure out which part of that history holds more interest for the Green Wave. Having entered by far the hardest stretch… Continue reading →

Tulane baseball team opens practice under new coach David Pierce

The weather at Turchin Stadium on Friday wasn’t ideal, but it didn’t stop the Tulane baseball team from opening practice. The Green Wave squad held its first official meeting of the spring with first-year coach David Pierce and his staff before heading to the field for drills. Hitters took batting practice in the Theresa Sofio Hitting… Continue reading →

Tulane great Tommy Mason, former No. 1 NFL draft pick, dies at 75

FILE - In this undated file photo, Minnesota Vikings' Tommy Mason runs in an NFL football game in Minnesota. Running back Tommy Mason, the first draft pick in Minnesota Vikings history, has died, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. He was 75. (AP Photo/Star Tribune, File)  MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUT

Tommy Mason, the only Tulane player taken with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft, died Thursday. He was 75. The cause of death was not released, but his sister-in-law, Suzanne MacNeil, told The Associated Press he died peacefully at his home in Newport Beach, Calif. Mason, a native of Lake Charles,… Continue reading →

Sources: Carter Sheridan to become Tulane wide receivers coach

The ties between Airline Drive and the Wilson Center grew even stronger on Thursday. Former New Orleans Saints assistant wide receivers coach Carter Sheridan agreed to join Tulane’s football staff, several sources confirmed to The Advocate. Sheridan replaces former Green Wave receivers coach Keith Williams, who after three seasons at Tulane opted to take the same role… Continue reading →

SMU pulls away from Tulane

Improved Tulane hung with SMU for a half on Wednesday night at Devlin Fieldhouse. Then the Green Wave found out how far away it is from contending at the top of the American Athletic Conference. Getting easy baskets inside while dominating defensively, the Mustangs held the Wave scoreless for more than eight minutes as they extended a 3-point… Continue reading →

West Monroe’s John Washington commits to Tulane

Tulane players take the field before their game against Rutgers on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Piscataway, N.J. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

Although Tulane commitment John Washington flew under the radar in recruiting circles, his high school coach expects him to excel in New Orleans. Washington, a 6-foot-3, 275-pound defensive tackle from West Monroe, committed earlier this week after taking an official visit last weekend. He chose Tulane over Louisiana Tech. “He worked hard in the… Continue reading →

Tense string toughens Tulane’s men’s basketball team

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Tulane coach Ed Conroy tries to keep the Green Wave grounded as they conquer a tough stretch to begin American Athletic Conference play.

There’s not much capable of rattling Tulane’s men’s basketball team at this point. When it comes to tense situations, the Green Wave (13-5, 4-2 American) has almost seen it all over the past three weeks. Each of its six conference games unfolded with either a tie or lead change in the final… Continue reading →

Defense leads Tulane women to easy win over Tulsa

Defense played a big role in the Tulane women’s basketball team’s fourth consecutive win Tuesday at Devlin Fieldhouse as the Green Wave defeated Tulsa 73-34. What helped the Green Wave (15-3, 6-1 American) gain an advantage was its zone-trap defense. “We play it a lot,” Tulane coach Lisa Stockton said. “I thought we… Continue reading →

Report: Tulane receivers coach Keith Williams leaves for Nebraska

Advocate Staff Photo by Eliot Kamenitz---Wide receiver coach Keith Williams, left, and Head Coach Curtis Johnson at Tulane football practice on Thursday, August 8, 2013.  ELIOT KAMENITZ

. Tulane wide receivers coach Keith Williams will leave for a similar position at Nebraska, a source with the program confirmed. reported the news Tuesday morning. The Cornhuskers had an opening after new coach Mike Riley decided not to retain 17-year assistant Ron Brown. Brown tutored the wide receivers under former Nebraska coaches Bo Pelini, Frank Solich and Tom Osborne. Williams… Continue reading →

Tulane increasing ticket prices for top games

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--Tulane Green Wave guard Kajon Mack (3) shoots against Temple Owls guard Quenton DeCosey (25) in a NCAA basketball game at Tulane University's Devlin Fieldhouse in New Orleans, La. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015.

Tulane is trying to find the line between sticker shock, revenue generation and adding value for fans of its men’s basketball program. A 13-5 record, including a 4-2 start in the American Athletic Conference, has begun to create some buzz around the Uptown campus that senior guard Jay Hook said he hasn’t experienced in… Continue reading →

As Signing Day nears, the Tulane football team welcomed 4 prospects this weekend

With Feb. 4 — National Signing Day — rapidly approaching, the Tulane football team is looking to put the finishing touches on a small, south Louisiana-heavy recruiting class. The Green Wave, which has 15 commitments, entertained four prospects this weekend, the first of three final weekends for official visits after an NCAA-mandated dead period that lasted from… Continue reading →

Danielle Blagg, Leslie Vorpahl help Tulane women rally to nip SMU 60-58

Danielle Blagg and Leslie Vorpahl each scored 16 points as the Tulane women’s basketball team rallied for a 60-58 win over SMU on Saturday afternoon at Devlin Fieldhouse. Blagg and Tiffany Dale each had nine rebounds for the Green Wave (14-3, 5-1 American). Destynee Hives-McCrayy led the Mustangs (4-13, 0-6), with 16 points, while Kiara Perry had had… Continue reading →

Tulane men cash in at the free-throw line to top Houston 68-65

HOUSTON — Louis Dabney scored 18 points, Jonathan Stark added 15, and the Tulane men’s basketball team sealed it at the free-throw line for a 68-65 win over Houston on Saturday afternoon at Hofheinz Pavilion. Trailing by one with 2:03 left to play, the Green Wave got seven of its final nine points from free throws.… Continue reading →

After looking defenseless in triple-overtime loss at UCF, Tulane men trek to Houston

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Tulane guard Louis Dabney makes a basket over UTEP guard/forward Jake Flaggert (11) and forward Vince Hunter (32) at Devlin Fieldhouse in New Orleans on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014.

It’s not hard to identify what went wrong for the Tulane men’s basketball team in its 103-100 triple-overtime loss at Central Florida on Wednesday. While sinking a school-record 16 3-pointers, the Green Wave forgot to play defense. Coach Ed Conroy believes ownership of that fact will be the key to a quick turnaround Saturday… Continue reading →

Surging Tulane women welcome struggling SMU to Devlin Fieldhouse

With improved shot selection, your shooting percentage can climb. That’s true for the Tulane women’s basketball team, which is shooting 41.2 percent from the field. “I think we’re taking better shots. One of our focuses has been our shot selection, to make sure we have a little more balanced attack between inside and outside,”… Continue reading →

Taylor lifts Central Florida past Green Wave in 3 OTs

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Tulane coach Ed Conroy tries to keep the Green Wave grounded as they conquer a tough stretch to begin American Athletic Conference play.

ORLANDO, Fla. — B.J. Taylor scored 11 of Central Florida’s 12 points in the third overtime of the game, and the Knights beat Tulane 103-100 on Wednesday night. Taylor hit a 3 and a layup to put UCF in front at the start of the third overtime, but the Green Wave made five straight points… Continue reading →

Kolby Morgan’s layup lifts Tulane women over UCF

ORLANDO, Fla. — Kolby Morgan’s layup with four seconds remaining lifted Tulane’s women’s basketball team to a 71-70 win over Central Florida on Tuesday night before 1,121 fans at CFE Arena. UCF (6-10, 2-3 American Athletic Conference) led 70-66 after sophomore Zykira Lewis banked a 3-pointer as the shot clock was about to expire.… Continue reading →

Jonathan Stark feeling better as Tulane visits UCF

Tulane's Jonathan Stark takes a breather as his team falls behind Washington late in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, in Seattle. Washington won 66-57. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Louis Dabney knew something was wrong when Jonathan Stark signaled to the bench that he needed a breather. The Tulane men’s basketball team was barely two minutes into its game against South Florida on Sunday, and Stark, who averaged more minutes (37.1) than any other player in Conference USA last season, appeared spent. “He… Continue reading →

Tulane women take unbeaten road record to UCF

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD --  Lisa Stockton

The road-tested Tulane women’s basketball team gets another chance to prove its mettle when it clashes with Central Florida at 6 p.m. CST Tuesday at CFE Arena in Orlando, Florida. “I thought our team has played well on the road,” Tulane coach Lisa Stockton said. “I’ve always said teams that get along well, do well on the… Continue reading →

Louis Dabney takes control for Green Wave

Louis Dabney knew this was the spot he’d been waiting for. For weeks, Tulane’s guard and best offensive weapon kept his potentially dominant scoring holstered in favor of involving teammates and spreading the ball. But when the Green Wave’s offense stagnated and nearly drowned in Sunday afternoon’s 56-51 overtime win against South… Continue reading →

Tulane gets ugly win over South Florida

South Florida guard Troy Holston elevated for a potential tying 3-pointer in overtime, lost the ball on the way up, scrambled to reclaim it and launched another one just before the shot clock went off. Air ball. Tulane got by with a lot of help from its enemies on Sunday afternoon, but the Green… Continue reading →

Green Wave basketball gaining respect in American Athletic Conference

The Tulane men’s basketball team is no longer punching above its weight in the American Athletic Conference. The preseason poll that ranked the Green Wave last in the 11-team league, conducted by the conference’s coaches, is now a faint memory for not only those inside the Tulane program but also among its anxious fans.… Continue reading →

Tulane gets commitment from Warren Easton star Dedrick Shy

Advocate file photo by ANDREA MABRY -- Dedrick Shy (18) of Warren Easton closes in on Terrance Jackson of Carver during a game Sept. 19 at Pan-American Stadium in New Orleans.

Tulane coach Curtis Johnson has never left any doubt about where his recruiting hot spot is. South Louisiana is the Green Wave’s first, second and third priority with some Florida-area prospects thrown in along the way. On Wednesday, Tulane’s focus proved particularly helpful as it helped land the commitment of Warren Easton defensive back Dedrick Shy.… Continue reading →

Tulane 2015 Commitment List (as of Jan. 8, 2015)

Tulane head coach Curtis Johnson looks on during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Rutgers, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Piscataway, N.J. Rutgers defeated Tulane 31-6. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

. Nigel Anderson, East St. John, 6-0, 185, RB Keeyon Smart, McKinley, 6-5, 300, OT Andrew Hicks, Belle Chasse, 6-3, 200, ATH Louis Wings, West Jefferson, 6-1, 275, DT Malik Eugene, Acadiana, 5-9, 165, CB Keyshawn McLeod, Port Charlotte (Port Charlotte, Fla.), 6-5, 245, OT Darius Black, Belle Chasse, 5-11, 175,… Continue reading →

Temple fights off Tulane men 64-56

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--Tulane center Dylan Osetkowski shoots against Temple's Devontae Watson, left, and Mark Williams on Wednesday in Devlin Fieldhouse. Osetkowski scored 13 points in Tulane's 64-56 loss.

It may not have been demoralizing, but Tulane senior Jay Hook admitted it was a missed opportunity. After climbing out of a 10-point deficit with less than five minutes remaining, it appeared the Green Wave (11-4, 2-1 American) was on the cusp of its second head-turning victory in five days. However, Tulane couldn’t recapture the… Continue reading →